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Earth Science Demystifiedby Linda Williams
Synopses & Reviews
Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep — now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know.
McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find.
Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.
Earth Science has never been easier to understand. Coverage includes: rocks and minerals, strata, fossils, volcanos, earthquakes, glaciers, wind and erosion, oceans, type of rock, atmosphere, carbon and calcium, the hydrologic cycle, and more.
About the Author
Linda Williams is a writer in the fields of science and medicine. She has worked as a technical writer and chief scientist at NASA and McDonnell Douglas, and currently works at Rice University. She has served as a science speaker for a number of years. Ms. Williams is the author of the popular Chemistry Demystified, another volume in this series.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: EARTHChapter 1: Planet EarthChapter 2: Geological TimeChapter 3: On the InsideChapter 4: Plate TectonicsChapter 5: Strata and Land Eras Part One TestPART TWO: MINERALS AND ROCKS Chapter 6: Igneous RockChapter 7: Sedimentary RockChapter 8: Metamorphic RockChapter 9: Minerals and GemsChapter 10: FossilsPart Two TestPART THREE: SURFACE NEWSChapter 11: VolcanoesChapter 12: EarthquakesChapter 13: OceansChapter 14: AtmosphereChapter 15: Weathering and TopographyPart Three TestFinal ExamChapter Quiz AnswersPart Test AnswersFinal Exam AnswersAppendix I: Conversion FactorsAppendix II: CrystalsReferencesInternet ReferencesIndexAbout the Author
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